Install / Uninstall Apache Open Office 4.1.0 On Ubuntu / ElementaryOS

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the Apache Open Office 4.1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10 / 12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 16 / 15 , Elementary OS 0.2

Apache Openoffice released its new stable version 4.1.0 and it is one of the best alternative softwares for Microsoft office ,Libreoffice and etc...

It contains Spreadsheets,Presentations,Graphics,Word processing and more.It is an open source software so free to use and also available for Multiple operating systems Windows ,Linux and Mac OS-X.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 comes with Minor Changes and New features are added to it

New Features in OpenOffice 4.1.0
  • Comments/Annotations on text ranges
  • Support for iAccessible2
Improvements/Enhancements in Open Office 4.1.0
  • In-place editing of Input Fields
  • Interactive Crop Feature
  • Import Picture from File and Drag & Drop of Graphic Data
  • Load/Import of 3D Charts improved
  • Improved Graphic Modifications/Filters for Vector Graphics
  • Keep original Graphic Data when ever possible
  • Clipboard enhancements for Graphic Content
Removed Features in OpenOffice 4.1.0
  • Support for Macintosh OSX 10.6.x and below has been dropped. 
  • OpenOffice now requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher.
Installation steps

Step 1: Remove the Older version of Libre office or OpenOffice
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

sudo apt-get autoremove
Step 2: Download the Open Office tar file from or from sourceforge

For 32bit Open office Please click HERE
For 64bit Open office Please click HERE
Use wget to download the files

For 32 bit 


For 64 bit


Step 3 :Extract the Downloaded tar file
tar -xvfz Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
Step 4 : Install OpenOffice 4.1.0

After extraction go into the folder and install the deb files by issuing the command

cd en-US/DEBS/
dpkg -i *.deb 
Step 5: Install the Desktop Integrations

cd en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration
dpkg -i *.deb
Step 6: Verify Installation by typing in the dash

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  1. when I download the program, after uninstalling libreoffice

    I use this site:


    a 153 MB file downloads but when I copy and paste

    ar -xvfz Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

    I get the following error:

    tar: z: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    Any idea why?

  2. This install guide has SERIOUS ERRORS in it. Find another site for installation instructions!